Cen­tral Val­ley Beer Week re­places Sudz with an­other event

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - BY JOSHUA TEHEE jte­[email protected]­nobee.com

Those be­moan­ing the fact Sudz in the City won’t be in down­town Fresno this year should be heart­ened to know the area is get­ting a new beer event in its place.

The Cen­tral Val­ley Brew­ers Guild has teamed up with the Down­town Fresno Part­ner­ship for the Cen­tral Val­ley Beer Week Guild Mixer.

That’s a long name that fairly rep­re­sents the event’s fo­cus.

For one, it is the cul­mi­na­tion of Cen­tral Val­ley Beer Week, which kicks off Aug. 25 and fea­tures a team-up of lo­cal brew­eries and restau­rants each day.

Rocket Dog, for ex­am­ple, is pair­ing food with Grayview Brew­ing Com­pany at its Clo­vis lo­ca­tion on Wil­low Av­enue on Aug. 25. It will fea­ture Incinerati Brew­ing the fol­low­ing day.

BC’s Pizza and Beer is do­ing a steal-the-glass event with Zone 9 Brew­ing Co. at 6 p.m. Aug. 29.

The mixer it­self hap­pens noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 at the TW Pat­ter­son Build­ing down­town with a food lineup that in­cludes Joe’s Steak­house, Rocket Dog, Ri­ley’s Brew Pub, Fat Boys Ta­que­ria, HoP PK, Chicken Shack and Piazza Del Pane.

The lineup of brew­eries in­cludes Cen­tral Val­ley Brew­ers Guild mem­bers 411 Ales and Spir­its, Dust Bowl Brew­ing, For­ti­tier Brew­ing, Full Cir­cle Brew­ing, Grayview Brew­ing, Hop Forged, House of Pen­dragon, Incinerati Brew­ing, Kaweah Brew­ing, Machine­head Brew­ing, Mad Duck, Pine and Palm Brew­ing, Ri­ley’s, South­gate, Tioga-Sequoia Brew­ing, Zack’s Brew­ing and Zone 9 Brew­ing.

Tick­ets are $45 and avail­able on­line. Des­ig­nated driver tick­ets are avail­able for $15.

Beer Week events in other Cal­i­for­nia cities have ex­ploded in pop­u­lar­ity in re­cent years, An­nette Ben­como of the Cen­tral Val­ley Brew­ers Guild said in a news re­lease. Or­ga­niz­ers chose to have the mixer down­town be­cause of the large con­cen­tra­tion of craft brew­eries there.

“With the in­crease in craft brew­eries in the Cen­tral Val­ley, we saw an op­por­tu­nity to bring a con­cept that we have seen work in other com­mu­ni­ties to the Cen­tral Val­ley,” she said.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479

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